“A vacation won’t solve the problem, you need a real break” insists a website promoting career-break travel. The site unpacks the word “sabbatical”, interpreting it as the “ancient human need to build periods of rest and rejuvenation into a lifetime”.
Last year the Cape Town Jewish community was rocked by a court case. After ten years of prohibiting women from singing at the community-wide Yom Hashoah commemorative event, the CT Jewish Board of Deputies, the communal body which (supposedly) represents the entire CT Jewish community, was sued on the basis of Gender Discrimination. The court case sparked great debate not only about Kol Isha – the halachic prohibition on men hearing women sing – but also about community and communal representation and how the community should respond to potentially transgressive behaviour.
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